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How we collect tax

The taxes we collect SARS administers a number of tax Acts, in terms of which money (taxes, duties and levies) is collected and paid into the National Revenue Fund. SARS also collects money on behalf of other departments under their legislation, which is then also paid into the National Revenue Fund.   To see the […]

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Current Surveys, SMSs and Emails

Current initiatives 20 February 2024 – Emails for outstanding returns Dear [ABC factory] [CIT TRN], this is a friendly reminder that your Company Income Tax Return (ITR14) for the 2023 year of assessment is due on 29 February 2024. 13 February 2024 – SMSs for outstanding returns Dear [ABC factory] [CIT TRN], this is a […]

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Rule Amendments 2023

The amendments to the Customs and Excise Rules are made in terms of the Customs and Excise Act, 1964 by Notice in the Gazette. The Notices are arranged according to the publication date and grouped in the different years of issue, which can be accessed on the navigation pane above. An implementation date that falls on another date […]

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How does Auto-Assessment work

Filing Season for Individuals Income tax return filing dates  The dates for the 2024 Filing Season are: Individual taxpayers (non-provisional): 15 July 2024 to 21 October 2024 Auto-assessment notices: 1 – 14 July 2024 Provisional taxpayers: 15 July 2024 to 20 January 2025 Trusts: 16 September 2024 to 20 January 2025 Auto-Assessment – we have […]

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Tax Practitioner Connect Issue 36 (September 2022)

SARS Tax Practitioner Readiness Programme As communicated in previous Tax Practitioner Connects (TPCs) effective 1 July 2022, a member of an RCB who wishes to register as a tax practitioner is required to successfully pass the assessment for the SARS Tax Practitioner Readiness Programme. The learning material is available on the SARS website and SARS […]

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Arrival in SA

Customs requirements for Travellers The online declaration form (link coming soon) or the manual Traveller Card (also called a TC01 form), needs to be completed by travellers arriving in South Africa who have goods in their possession to declare. To have an overview of the process and requirements at ports of entry, kindly click here . If you would […]

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These are premises / places appointed by the Commissioner in terms of Section 6 of the Customs and Excise Act, 1964 (the Act). The Schedule to the Rules of the Act prescribe where depots must be established.   The person operating or managing these depots must meet the standards and conditions required by Customs and provide a […]

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Authorised Economic Operator (AEO)

What’s new? 22 May 2024 – AEO SMME Inauguration If you perhaps missed it, please see our recording for the AEO SMME Inauguration event. 8 December 2023 – New automated process for AEOs: Section 64E has been updated to enable Customs registrants or licensees to submit their application for accreditation electronically. The existing manual processes […]

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Tax Practitioner Connect Issue 18 (6 April 2020)

Welcome to the latest edition of Tax Practitioner Connect, the electronic newsletter for tax practitioners that keeps you up to date with the tax matters that affect you.   INTERACTING WITH SARS DURING THE COVID-19 LOCKDOWN SARS gratefully acknowledges the support from the tax practitioner community during one of the most challenging times in the history […]

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Registration of SEZ

How to license or register for SEZ and Customs control area activities Complete the application forms and relevant annexures Send in all supporting documents asked for on the application forms Which forms are required for licensing or registration for SEZ and Customs control area activities? To register a SEZ Operator, including as an importer and rebate user: Apply on form DA […]

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